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Subject: How to code hyperlinks in forum posts? rss

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Stephen R. Welch
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I've figured out how to insert a hyperlink in BGG forum posts, but the best I can do is to insert the actual URL ... not very elegant when long URLs are involved.

I'd like to be able to display a simple "Click here" with the URL embedded in the "Click here." Know how to do this in HTML, but having trouble here ...

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Hey Stephen,

I'm not sure if what you're trying to do is actually possible. When using long URLs in posts, I just convert it using www.tinyurl.com. You may want to check that out
 
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If I'm not mistaken, all HTML-like text is scrubbed from your post so that you don't post something that breaks the site when a page is displayed with your bogus html.

 
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SRWelch00 wrote:
I've figured out how to insert a hyperlink in BGG forum posts, but the best I can do is to insert the actual URL ... not very elegant when long URLs are involved.

Don't worry about long url's, it will be displayed in shortened form automatically (but still link to the full url given).

The display code is looking for www. or http:// prefixes by the way

Also as Tom said there's always tinyurl but personally I only like to use that when the url contains something that BGG doesn't think is part of the url (such as having another http:// as part of the query string)
 
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